Here is a very rough outline of our syllabus for CGCL II: The Diversity Initiatives, a follow-up to last year’s wildly successful virtual Winter Study seminar. What we need now are some discussants. As our volunteers (Richard Dunn ’02, Lee Altman ’93, Diana Davis ’07, Kevin Koernig ’05 and Lowell Jacobson ’03) from last year can tell you, this is a low stress job. We just ask you to read the assigned section of the report and write a brief blog entry on it. This can be as short or long, complimentary or damning as you like. A good discussant starts off a conversation that we can all then participate in.

Please e-mail me if you would like to be a discussant and indicate which day you would like to do. I am also welcome to suggestions about re-organizing the below to include other aspects of the Diversity Initiatives or to better spread out the material.

The report is available to everyone on campus and for those off-campus who go through the bother of requesting a login and password. Surprisingly, no one has followed the example of the Alcohol Report by posting a publicly available copy. Strange. How I am going to recruit outsiders, like Professor KC Johnson to participate, if they can’t read the report? Hmmmm.

Anyway, here is the tentative outline. As always, special thanks to James McAllister for participating in this project.

Tuesday, January 3: Introduction and Conclusion by President Morty Schapiro. Discussant:

Thursday, January 5: Student Input. Discussant:

Monday, January 9: Student Recruitment and Admission by Director of Admissions Dick Nesbitt. Discussant:

Wednesday, January 11: Student Experiences by Provost Cappy Hill and
Dean of the College Nancy Roseman. Discussant:

Friday, January 13: Curriculum by Professor Stephen Tifft. Discussant:

Monday, January 16: Faculty Recruitment, Retention and Satisfaction by John Gerry, Associate Dean of the Faculty. Discussant:

Wednesday, January 18: Alumni by Paula Moore Tabor,
Associate Director of Alumni Relations. Discussant:

Friday, January 20: Orientation and Ongoing Education by Gail Bouknight-Davis, Director of the Multicultural Center. Discussant:

Monday, January 23: College Procedures by Nancy McIntire, Assistant to the President for Affirmative Action and Government Relations. Discussant:

Wednesday, January 25: Consultants’ Report by Kimberly Goff-Crews, Dean of Students, Wellesley College, and Evelyn Hu-DeHart, Professor of History and Ethnic Studies and Director, Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America, Brown University. Discussant:

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